Blue Oak Energy Builds 4.2 MW Utility Scale Solar Facilities in Gridley, CA

  Blue Oak Energy Builds 4.2 MW Utility Scale Solar Facilities in Gridley, CA

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DAVIS, Calif. -- April 2, 2013

Blue Oak Energy, a commercial and utility photovoltaic system engineering and
construction company, has completed the delivery of a 4.2 MWp utility scale
solar power generation facility in Gridley, California. The electricity
generated by the Gridley solar facility will be directed to two members of the
Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) through separate energy meters: the
City of Gridley and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The project was
developed by LightBeam Energy, Inc.

Blue Oak Energy completed this 4.2MWp utility scale solar power generation
facility in Gridley, Cali ...

Blue Oak Energy completed this 4.2MWp utility scale solar power generation
facility in Gridley, California. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Gridley solar facility is a ground-mounted solar electric system comprised
of 17,584 solar panels manufactured by Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL). The solar
modules are mounted on a single-axis tracker system which follows the daily
movement of the sun to increase energy harvest. The solar energy facility is
monitored and scheduled by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO)
through a secure remote information gateway.

Residents of Gridley, a picturesque community nestled at the foot of the
world's smallest mountain range, the Sutter Buttes, appreciated that the
project construction utilized local labor and local suppliers, and will
generate clean power for the City of Gridley.

“We were fortunate to have worked closely with Blue Oak Energy and its team on
this project," mentioned Rick Lavezzo, CEO of Arraycon. “Arraycon was pleased
to be able to contribute to the design of the system, and to leverage its
experience to provide efficiencies in the installation.”

“We are thrilled to have delivered this important project,” explained Tobin
Booth, CEO of Blue Oak Energy. “This project will generate power economically
for NCPA’s customers every year for the next twenty plus years. We are
thankful for the diligence and efforts from the City of Gridley, the NCPA,
Arraycon and LightBeam Energy, Inc.”

About Blue Oak Energy

Blue Oak Energy was founded on a singular belief, that the transition to
clean, renewable energy is an irreversible and irresistible trend. Since 2003,
the company has worked to build a world-class technical team, focused solely
on the design, construction, and maintenance of photovoltaic systems in the
United States. The company recently celebrated two important milestones: its
first decade in business, and the engineering of more than 400MW of
operational solar projects deployed in the United States. For more information
about Blue Oak Energy and commercial and utility scale solar electric systems,
visithttp://www.blueoakenergy.com.

About Arraycon

For more than a decade, the members of Arraycon have been dedicated to
improving the methods used in construction of solar energy plants around the
world. With more than 320 MW of installations in the USA, Canada, Spain, and
Italy, Arraycon has acquired unparalleled experience with driven-pile
foundations, electrical and mechanical installations, and construction
management of large-scale solar plants.

About LightBeam Energy, Inc.

LightBeam Energy, Inc. is an independent electric power producer providing
renewable andclean energy to institutional and commercial customers under
long-term power purchase agreements. The company is driven by the need for the
world to successfully deploy and operate renewable energy projects in the US
and abroad. With experience in energy, project finance, real estate
development, and asset management, LightBeam is uniquely qualified to
coordinate every detail of its projects with precision, on time, and within
budget.

About NCPA

Headquartered in Roseville, California, NCPA is a not-for-profit joint powers
agency that represents and provides support for its member communities and
districts in Northern and Central California. NCPA was founded in 1968 as a
forum through which community-owned utilities could work together to make
investments to ensure an affordable, reliable and clean future energy supply
for the electric ratepayers served by its members.

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